You can’t get everything done that you need to and you have a team for a reason- so, you delegate.
We’ve all heard the word…we all know what it means.
So, how do you do it? It’s easy as 1, 2, 3:
Step 1. Decide what you will delegate.
Look at all the work you have and separate out the tasks that only you can do with the tasks that others can do as well.
Step 2. Determine clear expectations and tangible results.
Sit down with your direct report and explain what they will be doing and your expectations for how the task gets done and when it is to be competed by.
Step 3. Monitor results.
Schedule a follow-up meeting to ensure the task has been completed, review how completing the task went, and answer any questions.
It’s that easy, right? … YEAH, RIGHT!!
If delegation really was as easy as A, B, C – we would all be doing it flawlessly. And, there would be no reason for hundreds of books, articles, and trainings on the art of delegation.
Over the next weeks we will be digging through what holds us back from delegating and what we can do to overcome those things.
Between now and then- think about one task you can delegate. And, try it!